Welcome to the New Moon in Virgo which waned at 2:01 pm EST. I’m going to do things a little different for this New Moon to see if we can get things to flow a little better.
Virgo is the sign of the virgin and is analytical, intelligence, and conscientious; ruled by the ancient god of communication and commerce, rules reason with a predisposition toward high strung temperament. The Moon under these energies can have heightened stronger emotions, that highlight self scrutiny, and if we have a negative self image, would tend to strengthen fears we have about what we see as negative personality traits. Virgo is intelligence and reason and our emotional moon can’t always see the positive. The Sun, on the other hand, being the basic, more rational part of our conscious selves, can thrive under Virgo’s energies and use Virgo’s analytical abilities to put the Moon’s fears to rest. Virgo is attracted to all that is natural and pure, and is intensely curious, and sometimes we don’t like digging around in those deep set emotions too much. Wherever this Virgo conjunction hits your chart, it’s a good time to sit down and take a long serious look at what’s going on in that area of your life.
Scorpio revitalizes Jupiter’s sense of expansion and may add to new plans, new and exciting ideas and ways to heal psychological issues that keep causing problems in our lives with what seems as a natural sense of what’s the right way to get it done. Neptune’s sense of idealism and intuitions shines brightly in Pisces, and Pluto’s regeneration and transformation takes on a what’s due theme in Capricorn.
Today in the Hebrew is the. Rosh Chodesh or New Moon for the month of Tishri, and is erev Rosh Hashanah, the new year.
In the Torah, the first of the month of Tishri, the Gods created man, Adamah, in their image. The world, secular, scientific, and religious in every denomination has hotly debated the meaning of “god creating man.” The creation of Adamah took place, according to Torah, on the 6th day of creation. There has also been a plethora of debates over the religious dogma that a day is as 1000 years. According to the midrash, man’s sin of eating of the tree of knowledge occurred on the same day as his creation, as well as, man’s repentance for that sin, which points to a “day” being longer than what we know of as a traditional 24 hour period because per the story, a few more things occurred between their creation, and the supposed fall, and as old as science says the earth really is, the “day” certainly had to have been a longer period of time. We find the following in the writings of Helena Blavatsky:
“In Hindu philosophy, one lifetime of the earth is called a day of Brahmā. It is said to last 4,320,000,000 years, and to be followed by a night of Brahmā of equal length. A day of Brahmā, or kalpa, consists of 14 manvantaras of 306,720,000 years each.” [Rise and Demise of Atlantis, Helena Petrovsky Blavatsky]
Additionally, according to the system of THELMA, as to the so called original sin…
“But such was the law of Evolution, and it was, in strict accuracy, no FALL. The sin was not in using those newly-developed powers, but in misus- ing them; in making of the tabernacle, designed to contain a god, the fane of every spiritual iniquity.” [ibid].
So, if mankind was created in the image of Gods, and therefore meant to contain such likeness, i.e., a god, the body that contains that spirit, should be treated as a place of sanctity. For every action, there is an equal reaction,
The first of Tishri is also reportedly the day Noah released the dove to seek land from the ark, the binding of Isaac by his father, Avraham’s test of faith. What do all these things have in common? They are either representative of fall or recreation/redemption, just as erev Rosh Hashanah, is a new beginning, just as the energies of the New Moon are the time to set intentions for new beginnings.
At the new moon, the Hebrew letter creating the ruling planet for the month has prominence and Tishrei’s planet is Venus, and the letter Pei. Chabad.org has a midrash on the letter Pei where a young girl, after 15 years became mute and unable to speak. Doctors who examined her said that she had no vocal cords and were shocked to hear that she had been able to speak up until that time. A visit to a Rabbi, as a last resort, the child was told that her current state was her due because of karma from a previous life. But, if she used her voice to teach children the meaning of the sabbath, she would speak again. She agreed and her voice was restored. Fall and redemption. For Rosh Hashanah, it is tradition to blow the shofar, as a call to repentance, to remember what we have done throughout the previous year, and if we’ve wronged anyone, to atone for that wrong.We find in Madame Blavatsky’s writings on karma and reincarnation, the following:
“Sañchita Karma includes human merits and demerits accumulated in the pre ceding and in all other previous births. That portion of the Sañchita Karma des tined to influence human life . . . in the present incarnation is called Pra rabdha. The third kind of Karma is the result of the merits or demerits of the present acts. Agami extends over all your words, thoughts, and acts. What you think, what you speak, what you do, as well as whatever results your thoughts, words, and acts produce on yourself, and on those affected by them, fall under the category of the present Karma, which will be sure to sway the balance of your life for good or for evil in your future development [or reincarnation].1”
So, accordingly, as we are living out karma from our past, we are also creating the balance for karma in the future. Hence, the sins of the father being brought to the sons.
The letter Pei follows the 27th Path on the Tree of Life connecting the sephirah of Netzhach (victory 7) with Hod (8-glory) and the Tower card in the Thoth Tarot.
The sephira of Netzhach (victory or eternity) is connected to the planet venus in your chart and oversees the mechanism of repetition and reproduction. It’s metaphor for enjoying something and going back three or four times to enjoy again, while true on the surface such as getting a taste for a butterfinger drumstick ice cream and loving it so much that you have to go get one the day after and the day after that until you satisfy that craving. But it also teaches a deeper meaning, that things that we necessarily enjoy on the surface do have consequences and repeating those things over and over will mean we must also repeat the lesson to avoid them, because we certainly know those butterfinger drumsticks have consequences to the waistline.
The sephira of Hod, (splendor) is connected to the planet Mercury in our charts and highlights communication which demands both speaking and listening, but again has meanings on the surface, as well as deeper karmic meanings in showing strengths and weaknesses when it comes to receiving messages from our inner voices, such as, I know I shouldn’t have that second butterfinger but it taste so good, if I don’t listen to that voice that tells me not to do it, I shutting that voice off and will I hear it the next time I effectively need it for something bigger?
“The traditional title of the Tower is “The House of God,” or “Destruction of the House of God.” In chapter I, verse 57, of The Book of the Law, the goddess Nuit makes a direct reference:
Invoke me under my stars! Love is the law, love under will. Nor let the fools mistake love; for there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent. Choose ye well! He, my prophet, hath chosen, knowing the law of the fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God.”
Excerpt From Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot Lon Milo DuQuette
Color scarlet red
Musical note c == Do on standard scale and 396 hz in the solfeggio frequency
|Egyptian :||Horus, Septu||Celtic :||Nuada, Morrigan||Mayan :||The Balam, Ekchuah|
|Greek :||Prometheus, Ares||Norse :||Tyr, Thor||Aztec :||Tonatiuh, Huitzilopochtli|
|Roman :||Venus, Mars||Hindu :||Krishna, Kartikeya||Assyrian :|
|Horse, bear, wolf
Ruby, any red stone
The Work :
Pepper, Dragon’s Blood
The Works of Wrath and Vengeance
For any newcomers – we’ve moved into doing a guided meditation on the tree of life path associated with the energies of the day. The guided meditation is taken from Chic Cicero’s Book Scrying on the Tree of Life with the corresponding solfeggio frequency tuning into the background.
In his book “Scrying the Tree of Life,” Chic Cicero writes:
“””The Hebrew letter Peh mean “mouth,” which is the vehicle for speech and the intonation of words and sounds. The power of the letter Peh is that of vibration. All particles of matter are said to have their own vibratory rate. ..The letter Peh is a symbol of the materialization of abstract thought-forms through the vibrated word. Magicians tap into this power by learning how to vibrate god-names and other words of power. The “Active Intelligence” of this path seems destructive to us, but in reality, this is merely the process of disintegration—the breaking down of the old in favor of the new. The task of the student on the Twenty-seventh Path is two-fold. First, he must harness the power of the spoken word and relin- quish old, outmoded forms or ideas, letting new ones evolve. In addition, the traveler on this path must strive to maintain a healthy balance between emotions (Netzach) and intellect (Hod).”
Path emblem: The spear 1.
Path of Peh